Postponed-Before there were substitutes….Coffee, tea and chocolate in mid 19th century America with Heather Welch
Postponed-Date to be announced
Much has been written and talked about the substitutions of coffee, tea and chocolate during 1861-1865, but what about access to these beverages before the war? How were they prepared in different socio-economic settings and different regions? What were the preparation and serving rituals? This lecture/ demonstration will explore the way Americans took their coffee, tea, and chocolate before the hostilities of 1861-1865.
Coffee, tea, and chocolate were consumed by all socio-economic classes in mid 19th century America. The popularity of these beverages has changed little in the last 150+ years. Today, coffee shops and tea rooms are still very popular….with a Starbucks on just about every corner… we need our caffeine fix and our ancestors did too.